About NACE International


To protect people, assets and the environment from corrosion.

Who We Are

NACE International, The Worldwide Corrosion Authority, was established in 1943 by eleven corrosion engineers from the pipeline industry as the “National Association of Corrosion Engineers.”


Today, NACE serves nearly 36,000 members in over 130 countries and is recognized globally as the premier authority for corrosion control solutions. The organization offers technical training and certification programs, conferences, industry standards, reports, publications, technical journals, government relations activities and more.

NACE International is headquartered in Houston, Texas, with offices in San Diego, California; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Shanghai, China, Sao Paulo, Brazil and Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia.


NACE International’s membership includes engineers, inspectors, technicians, scientists, business owners, CEOs, researchers, educators, students and others. Our global membership comprises nearly every major industry including:

Individual Membership Benefits

Corporate Membership Benefits

Sections & Areas

NACE International is organized into four Areas in North America and four Global Areas. NACE International has 142 sections, including 33 student sections worldwide sponsor local programs to promote the exchange of corrosion information and education.